Holiday shopping should not be prolonged. However many of us have too much to do and can end up leaving it for the last minute. You also don’t want to give people bad gifts. Here are simple ways to manage your holiday shopping.

Make A List

Write down everyone one you have to get a gift. As you get their gifts check them off the list. This helps you keep track and prevent leaving people out or accidentally buying two gifts for one person. There are apps available to get you organized.

Research

Before you hit the mall check online for ideas. Online shopping isn’t too great this time of year because of the backlog of shipments. Packages ordered online at this time of year won’t make it on time for holidays. Also take the time to research what your friends and family like.

In Store Pick Up

A great feature of online shopping is the option to pick up an item in store. You can pay online and pick up your gift item in a matter of minutes. This saves time and you don’t have to pay for shipping fees.

Use the Transit

To optimize your time it’s easier to take the transit for holiday shopping. The new TTC Subway extension makes it easier to reach great malls such as Vaughan Mills Mall. It also saves you time finding a parking spot and getting through bad traffic.

In Store Gift Wrapping

Many charities offer gift wrapping services in most malls. This saves you a lot of time and effort. You don’t have to search for supplies and buy the ones you are missing. You also have to find the time to sit down and gift wrap everything. This can be very time consuming and you don’t want family walking in during the process. (It ruins the surprise.)

Make your holiday shopping easier!

 

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